Over the last few weeks, I’ve done a lot of work on my Retrosheet Scorecard project, and I’m pleased to announce that Version 2 is ready. There are a lot of improvements in Version 2, but the most exciting is that games can now be exported AND imported. One of the coolest things with this new version is that I can take any event file from Retrosheet’s game file library, import it into the spreadsheet, and I can see a scorecard of the game. I was checking out the 1979 World Series last night.

Here is the listing of changes in Version 2.

  • Event files can be imported
  • When you import an event file, you can populate the rosters from either a ROS file or that game’s event file.
  • Fixed an error that occurred with a game ended after midnight
  • Earned runs are automatically set to 0, when left blank
  • If you have an error on your scoresheet, a message appears, and the program does not attempt to generate a box score.
  • Umpires are not input by their real names, not a Retrosheet ID
  • x and X are no longer case sensitive. 3xH works the same as 3XH.

    The one improvement that didn’t make it into this version involves the positioning of substitutes. When a substitute enters the game, his name is written on the top-most available line on the scorecard. Ideally, I’d like to see the player’s name entered closer to his position in the batting order. I plan to make this change in the near future, but I wanted to release this version first.

    As always, let me know if you have any questions.



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